Gift Guide: Let’s Get Physical

Powder Hunting Xpore Packable Rain Jacket

$750

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From Black Crows’ limited edition Powder Hunting collection, the Xpore Packable Rain Jacket blends form and function with contemporary styling while celebrating the brand’s passion for powder skiing. Made with Xpore (a high-performance, waterproof, breathable fabric), the jacket features a long tail with a drawstring waist, as well as a hood. With four pockets on the front (two chest and two kangaroo), it also has …

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Founded by Algy Batten and Caroline Moorhouse, The Art of Ping Pong brand brings extra levity and playfulness to the beloved game. Their “Faces” paddle, one of many vibrant and whimsical designs, features a bright pink and red color combination along with a set of curious eyeballs. Each side of the paddle portrays a different design, which has been screen-printed onto the air-dried natural rubber …

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Adorned with a scribble design by James Paris, this 32-ounce Nalgene water bottle was created as part of Philadelphia store YOWIE’s pop-up with Nordstrom. With a narrow spout, it’s perfect for sipping from while on the move or during a workout class.

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Football: Designing the Beautiful Game

$30

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Football: Designing the Beautiful Game is a first-of-its-kind book that explores the evolution of soccer and the role design played in creating its international reach. With words by analyst Statman Dave, broadcaster Martin Tyler, architect Jacques Herzog and adidas vice president Sam Handy along with interviews with Justin McGuirk and James Bird, the book spans the style of famous stadiums to team badges, footwear materials and …

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From California’s Museum of Peace & Quiet (a brand dedicated to “a clean state of mind” and a minimalist aesthetic), this green yoga mat is embellished with their logo. An apt message when practicing yoga, pilates or simply stretching, the “Peace & Quiet” copy encourages users to achieve a state of tranquility. The mat is made from rubber (making it easy to wipe clean) and …

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From foggy mornings to sunny afternoons, these sleek, dual-lens ski goggles from Chimi offer chic visibility throughout the day. Catering to both bright and overcast conditions, the first lens has an anti-fog treatment and includes a magnetic fastening to attach to the second lens which endures in low-light thanks to Carl Zeiss technology. Available in black, cobalt, grey and green, the Ski 02 looks and …

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Rowing Blazers Croquet Stripe Short Rain Boots

$225

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A colorful collaboration between British heritage footwear brand Hunter and prestige clothing and accessories outfitter Rowing Blazers, these limited edition short rain boots feature the latter’s signature Croquet Stripe. Function hasn’t been sacrificed for style, as the natural rubber boots are waterproof and incorporate a rubber outsole with the tenacious Hunter Original tread pattern. Each boot is handcrafted from 28 parts, and incorporates a recycled …

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From Actual Source Books—a publisher, bookstore, brand and collective design studio based in Provo, Utah—comes a cap (available in black, gray, khaki or desert orange) with the brand’s name embroidered on the front. Made in the USA, it’s one-size-fits-most, and can be adjusted thanks to a marine-grade bungee strap at the back.

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With bold cutouts, utilitarian buckles, adjustable straps and a rounded crotch gusset, the Sol Bottom (available from XS to 4XL) is high-cut and high-waisted swimwear made from recycled nylon taken from recovered fishing nets. From empowering bodywear brand Chromat’s collaboration with the artist Tourmaline, named Collective Opulence Celebrating Kindred, the liberating red bottoms are thoughtfully designed for trans femmes, trans mascs, nonbinary people, people who …

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Safe, functional and adorably designed, the coral-hued Heart Swim Vest for kids features an adjustable safety strap, a front zip and velcro tab for additional security. Its durable neoprene improves buoyancy and warmth. Not only practical, the vest features a polka-dot design and a 3D heart on the back. Available in sizes small, medium and large, this vest is intended for kids aged from one to …

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Arena Renegade In-Ground Basketball Hoop

$3,500

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Spalding’s Arena Renegade In-Ground Basketball Hoop features advanced engineering to improve performance, from an Arena-style 180° breakaway and completely clear tempered glass backboard to Spalding’s signature boom arm and more. Durable and deluxe, the hoop is the closest to thing to recreating an arena experience at home.

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Family-owned brand GINEW, founded by Amanda Bruegl (of the Oneida, Stockbridge-Munsee people) and Erik Brodt (of the Ojibwe people), is a Portland, Oregon-based denim brand that promises Native Americana style. Their Heritage Coat features 32-ounce wool blanket fabric lining designed by Dyani White Hawk (of the Sičáŋǧu Lakota). The pattern, called Facing East, “acknowledges ways that Lakota, and other Indigenous people, honor and express gratitude …

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